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Very well put, IMO (e) (archive)

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Posted by Slick///M3 on June 25, 2000 at 02:28:09:

In Reply to: Type R has a few advantages posted by C.Yang on June 24, 2000 at 23:47:14:

: I traded cars with my brother for the summer, and am currently driving his 98 type r. I will make some obvservations about it. First, I would like to say I like my car much more than his, because of the ride, smoothness, comfort, etc, but his car is much more fun. He currently has HKS JDM Super Dragger Exhaust, A racing cat, muugen headers, Toda Spec B cams, AEM intake, soon to get Muugen coilovers, piaa fogs, and the smoked type r rims (he uses white ones for auto x). He probably has about the same amount of power that my m3 does (only ecis intake), but he can probably accelerate faster because his gear ratios are closer together. And also, he can stay above 7800 rpms at all times. His cams give him a 9000 rpm redline. I feel that his car ride is much worse, but his handling is sick. he has no body roll, and corners by far better in the wet. Maybe it was just my driving, or my tires, but I handle about as good as my friends 91 prelude in the wet stuff. His car is much louder than mine, and that can be good and bad. Unfortunately, he only has like a 10 gallon tank, so not much time between fill ups. I don't like the interior as much as the m3, but i think they type r seats are better than our vader's. It probably isn't fair comparing his type r to my near stock m3, but i think he would be faster on an auto x, and on a straight line. He also has the Yokohama AO32r i believe their called on his racing rims, so that gives him a considerable advantage. He says his take off with those on is to rev to 6 grand, and dump the clutch. He said it would chirp then go. It may seem like I'm dogging the M3, but remember I like it more. The M3 begs to be pushed while the type r wails when it is. I still haven't pushed his car fully because it doesn't feel comfortable to the car to do so. The ride is also much worse, and you feel every bump. His type r is barely streetable. at cold idle, you have to turn the ac on, or keep reving the engine, or it will die. I like my m3, but don't like it when people dog the type r so much. there are my 2 cents.

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